The life of Cuban poet and novelist, Reinaldo Arenas. Antes que anochezca See more» Reinaldo Arenas: My name, for the moment, is Reinaldo Arenas. Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas describes his poverty-stricken childhood in rural, his adolescence as a rebel fighting for Fidel Castro, and his life in revolutionary. Depp, Olatz López Garmendia, Giovanni Florido. The life of Cuban poet and novelist, Reinaldo Arenas. Also Known As: Antes que anochezca.

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Even though we learn of the horrors about Cuba, he plays homage to those who successfully escaped the island and to his friends and family who unfortunately died in Cuba in its disparity. I have an unconditional love for both reinwldo fighters and for Castro, whom R. I felt like he was like a piece of meat while every man took a bite out of him and discarded him.

Before Night Falls

Inhe moved to Havana to enroll in the School of Planification and, feinaldo, in the Faculty of Letters at the Universidad de La Habana, where he studied philosophy and literature without completing a degree. He meets the wealthy Pepe, an early lover; a love-hate relationship lasts for years.

Nominated for 1 Oscar. It is sad that after all this, the Plague in NYC finally claims this intelligent, articulate and overly creative man. Aug 03, Fabian rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I am also grateful to him for sharing his story. A brave, honest and tragic autobiography, in a way demonstrating the persistence of idealism and hope despite the horrors of Castro’s Cuba and the brutal disappointments of exile. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.


Recorded reinaldk simple, straightforward prose, this is the true story of the Kafkaesque life and world re-created in the author’s acclaimed novels. Visit our Streaming Guide. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Besides, every time I see that guy I hear Alan Vega: Serpent’s Tail- Authors, Cuban – pages. Inizia a lavorare in biblioteca ed a riunirsi con altri poeti e scrittori clandestinamente.

I realized it is not fair to abash certain talented writers ad hominem for the sake of one poet’s opinion of their character, but he paints a pretty grim light on certain figureheads with their backstabbing. The book is full of explicit sex scenes not only of homosexuality but bestiality. While well written and compelling, the blunt descriptions ante the things he saw and experienced are vivid and have genuine emotional impact. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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We didn’t at all recognise him. Now I have encountered a comparable memoir in ‘Before Night Falls’. This article needs additional citations for verification.

Last edited by Clean Up Bot. Presi il piatto e lo lanciai contro il muro. And Reinaldo Arenas writes about literature as one who loves it above all – certainly above politics. Basquiat, about an artist, perhaps was a movie where he was making the transition between art-language and movie-language. In Before Night Falls, Arenas recounts his journey from a poverty-stricken childhood in rural Cuba to his death in New York four decades later.

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Antes Que Anochezca

Share this Rating Title: And in some way – reinldo Arenas himself convincingly denies it – it’s a story of heroism, the simple heroism of a man who must write, who can write only for himself, and who keeps writing no matter what they throw at him. However, real or unreal, I did enjoy reading Arenas’ prose that I was able to finish this book despite the six other books that competed with my attention for the last two weeks. Arenas does an immaculate job, as he would describe ahtes, of screaming against the systems of control antew this case, the so-called communism but really dystopian dictatorship of castro’s cuba which doggedly plagued the author throughout his life.


It is sad that after all this, the Plague in NYC finally claims this intelligent, articulate and overly creative man.

If descriptions of sexual encounters enough to be questionable bother you, this book is also not for you. Although it sure did shine a pretty harsh light on the communist system, which i guess i had a lot of reserved hope for.

I can not believe for one second many of the tales of his “erotic encounters. What this book taught me is how thankful I am for my grandmother to be able to have relatives in America who were able to claim her and her family in order to escape the craziness of what was happening in Cuba.

Inizia a lavorare in biblioteca ed a riunirsi con altri poeti e scrittori clandestinamente. In other words, if you saw the movie before reading the book, you’re going to be somewhat surprised.